Age spots occur when your body produces an excess amount of melanin, which is the pigment portion of your skin. It results in brown spots or patches of darkened skin. This overproduction of melanin affects people of all skin colors and is most often seen on those areas of the body that are exposed to the sun (face, chest, and hands).
Some common causes of age spots:
•Hormonal changes as a result of pregnancy, oral contraceptives, or hormone replacement therapies
•Trauma to the skin cause by acne, burns, or surgical procedures
Treatments that we might recommend include:
Skin care products and cream We will determine at the time of your consultation if it is appropriate to use any of our products that are designed to slowly “bleach” hyperpigmented skin conditions. These products work by inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigmented portion of skin. These products also reduce brown pigmentation, and improve the support structures in skin such as collagen and elastin. It works to improve the skin’s ability to renew itself for improved texture, even color, and firmness.
Micro dermabrasion & Peels
A series of microdermabrasion treatments or peels can mildly improve pigmentation problems and uneven tones. It works by gently exfoliating the top layer of the skin, to improve color, texture, and pore size. Deeper peels penetrate to deeper levels of the skin to remove even more of the sun damage, age spots, and pigmentation problems.
Laser & IPL Treatments
Our lasers can treat a full range of pigmented lesions. We offer individual brown spot removal treatments, or for large areas like the entire face or chest.